Chrisoula Labropoulou-Karatza

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Although favourable results of pentoxifylline (PTX) used in treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis patients with a Maddrey discriminant function score > or = 32 have been previously reported, it is not currently recommended as a first line treatment for alcoholic hepatitis owing to lack of evidence for its efficacy as compared to the standard treatment(More)
Patients with liver cirrhosis are prone to serious complications by almost all systems, leading to high morbidity rates and even death. Although the functional and structural derangement of diverse vital organs developed in the course of advanced liver disease is the result of one entity (cirrhosis) there are various treatment modalities for each system's(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to detect sexual impairment in male hepatitis C virus patients and determine its associations. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 61 male hepatitis C virus patients were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Sexual functioning was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function. Health-related quality of life(More)
Alcoholic hepatitis is one of the most serious forms of alcoholic liver injury, associated with significant early mortality, as inpatient mortality can attain 50-75% in the most severe forms [1, 2]. The treatment of alcoholic hepatitis remains one of the main challenges to clinicians involved in the management of severe alcoholic liver disease and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical implications of lactate concentrations in patients with hepatitis B with or without cirrhosis during treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and seven consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis B and median age 57 (24-85) years were prospectively included.(More)
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